Monday, May 17, 2010

To increase awareness and Road Safety in Oman #1

There are probably many research papers and intensive studies put into this topic, however the question is "What can we do to increase safe driving, hence reduce accidents in Oman?".

I had a discussion today with few colleagues about it, after knowing about a recent accident that split a car into two...

One of them mentioned that pictures of accidents should be displayed as a reminder and part of the awareness campaign, well this has been happening already for few years now and it seems, either that they are not affective or the campaign should be restructured.

Either way, I doubt that looking at the pictures is good enough convince the majority, create a shock and stop people from breaking the rules and from driving recklessly.

Perhaps a potential idea that could have a great success, is for Royal Oman Police (ROP) to go public in their website and in newspapers with a list of individuals that have made any traffic offense or violation, from speeding to running traffic lights and also causing an accident.

This list should include the person's name and the violation that they made.

Now the logistics behind getting this into reality won't be a walk in the park, yet I believe that engaging the public and exposing those violators (which I could be one of them as well), would be able to at increase awareness and drive people to avoid getting violated!

Of course proper regulations have to be in place to govern this list and how names get added to it or get exempted from getting listed.

On another note, does the Omani law prevent listing names publicly in such capacity? Perhaps that will require some investigation to clarify...

I like this topic, will probably post again with another potential idea...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

You Are 68% Open Minded

You are a very open minded person, but you're also well grounded.
Tolerant and flexible, you appreciate most lifestyles and viewpoints.
But you also know where you stand firm, and you can draw that line.
You're open to considering every possibility - but in the end, you stand true to yourself.

How Open Minded Are You?


Alright, that isn't too bad is it now...

You are Extroverted, Conscientious, Agreeable and Open


You have medium extroversion.
You're not the life of the party, but you do show up for the party.
Sometimes you are full of energy and open to new social experiences.
But you also need to hibernate and enjoy your "down time".


You have medium conscientiousness.
You're generally good at balancing work and play.
When you need to buckle down, you can usually get tasks done.
But you've been known to goof off when you know you can get away with it.


You have high agreeableness.
You are easy to get along with, and you value harmony highly.
Helpful and generous, you are willing to compromise with almost anyone.
You give people the benefit of the doubt and don't mind giving someone a second chance.


You have low neuroticism.
You are very emotionally stable and mentally together.
Only the greatest setbacks upset you, and you bounce back quickly.
Overall, you are typically calm and relaxed - making others feel secure.

Openness to experience:

Your openness to new experiences is high.
In life, you tend to be an early adopter of all new things and ideas.
You'll try almost anything interesting, and you're constantly pushing your own limits.
A great admirer of art and beauty, you can find the positive side of almost anything.

The Five Factor Personality Test


 Ok, cool!

You Act Like You Are 30 Years Old

You are a thirty-something at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!
You're responsible, wise, and have enough experience to understand a lot of the world.

You're at the point in your life where you understand yourself pretty well.
You are figuring out what you want... and how to get it!

What Age Do You Act?


Interesting, so as they say, I act my own age...

You Are 40% Weird

Normal enough to know that you're weird...
But too damn weird to do anything about it!

How Weird Are You?


hmm, I thought I would score higher!

You Are a Pundit Blogger!

Your blog is smart, insightful, and always a quality read.
You're up on the latest news, and you have an interesting spin on things.
Of all the blogging types, you put the most thought and effort into your blog.
Truly appreciated by many, surpassed by only a few.

What Kind of Blogger Are You?


Right... hence the traffic I get!

Your Hidden Talent is Your Rebellion

You have the natural talent of rocking the boat, thwarting the system.
And while this may not seem big, it can be.
It's people like you who serve as the catalysts to major cultural changes.
You're just a bit behind the scenes, so no one really notices.

What's Your Hidden Talent?


hmm, interesting yet why would they call it a talent?

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Which Android Mobile...

I am highly considering to go for one of the new mobiles that run an Android OS. So far these are the options:




Or forget about Android and go for iPhone 3G S

... Will be going through further analysis in the coming days to months to make my final call.